Wealthiest women

Billionaire Bridgette Radebe. Image Via Twitter

Leading ladies: Here are the top five wealthiest women in SA

Admist an ever-growing business sphere, South Africa has many leading ladies. Here is a list of the wealthiest women in the country.

Wealthiest women

Billionaire Bridgette Radebe. Image Via Twitter

Amidst South Africa’s bustling business scene, standout women shape industries and form part of the wealthiest women.These business moguls have been celebrated across the globe.

Let’s dive into South Africa’s wealthiest women, according to knowafrika.

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1.Wendy Appelbaum

Wendy Appelbaum, carrying forward the Appelbaum legacy, rises as one of South Africa’s wealthiest women.

Inheriting Donald Gordon’s fortune, Wendy transforms Liberty Investors with her expertise in insurance and real estate. Her role as director solidifies her impact on the family’s financial legacy.

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2. Wendy Ackerman

Wendy Ackerman, a self-made billionaire, shapes a vast wealth empire in retail and fashion. Her varied investments showcase her commercial prowess.

As a non-executive director at Pick N Pay Holdings Limited, overseeing global operations, Ackerman’s influence expands. Managing the Ackerman Family Trust solidifies her place among South Africa’s financial elite.

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3. Irene Charnley

Irene Charnley left an enduring impact on South Africa’s commercial sector, starting as a negotiator for the National Union of Mineworkers.

Her leadership at MTN broke borders, a significant milestone for African business. The strategic acquisition of Johnnic Communications and earning the businessperson of the year award underscore her lasting influence.

4. Bridgette Radebe

Bridgette Radebe’s journey from a miner in the 1980s to wealth and influence wasn’t easy. Overseeing mining operations paved the way for her to establish Mmakau Mining, specializing in precious metals.

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Radebe’s story epitomizes perseverance and dedication leading to unparalleled success.

5. Sharon Wapnick

Sharon Wapnick, daughter of Alec Wapnick, turned inheritance into entrepreneurial success. Leading City Property, her father’s firm, Sharon diversified with Octodec Investments and Premium Properties.

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Strategic investments elevated her among South Africa’s wealthiest women.